I started to clean out the garage today. Wow! There was a lot of dust in there. Had my dust mask on. Had my gloves on. And what else did I need? My good self talk working. It's hard to get into a cluttered garage and not have my mind start to think and think and think and think.
Why did I save all this stuff?
How am I going to get through it all?
What is all this stuff?
Oh it's dusty in here!
Well, I started with the loving self talk.
I'm going to start slow.
I'm going to a section at a time.
I will get this done.
I am doing a great job.
I don't need you anxiety to be hard on me about all of this. I need you to keep me safe. Thanks for reminding me to get a dust mask and wear gloves. But you need to be quiet and calm now.
So, I got in there for a little while.
I'm hoping to get rid of stuff and maybe sell some stuff to make a few schmekels.
(schmekels: my made up word - meaning some cash!)
I did a good round today. I got a few boxes ready to sort through and see if I can sell any of it.
Some junk got trashed.
Some of it - well it was nice to see some old friends - memories and things I haven't seen in a while.
It's a step at a time.
It's important to praise myself - especially when I feel the old habits of self criticism lurking.
Don't forget to do that for yourself.
So cheers to getting started on a new project!
Cheers to making a dent in the garage today!
Cheers to schmekels! That's my new made up word.